Mystery Novel
The second Maxey Burnell mystery involves runaway vans and historical preservation.
Maxey visits her aunt in Nebraska and learns the truth about her mother's death. Third in the series.
Halloween in Boulder, Colorado. Fourth in the Maxey Burnell series.
The fifth and newest Maxey Burnell novel. "Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me."
Retired high school English teacher Tirzzy Quizenberry sets out to prove the mayor is, indeed, a horror.
Two psychic women solve murders in two different centuries.
Romantic Suspense Novel
Being a ghost means now it's okay to run with scissors.
Searching for treasure and love in the Rocky Mountains.

Here are some poems literary--or not so very.


ON READING BILLY COLLINS' "THE TROUBLE WITH POETRY"

Poems
inspire poets
to write poems--forsooth--
Sorcerer's Apprentice! Ain't it
the truth--
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RELAX I'M ONLY KIDDING

I love
you, but your snores
keep me from sleep's embrace.
Awake, I dream of pillows on
your face.
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QUESTION

If coincidences never occur,
what do we have a name for 'em fer?
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ALMOST HAIKU TIMES TWO

fledgling robin stalks
a silent, frazzled parent:
more more more more more

mid-day half moon floats
through white frothy cloudlets;
thunder spoils the mood
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DIVISION STREET

Outside Grandmaís house:
a porch swing airplane
a shaded hammock aka a ship
cedar tree lookout towers
sweet chill water fountain
barn, playhouse, greenhouse
two goldfish ponds
many, many flowers

Inside Grandmaís house:
dining table strewn with paper dolls
radio turned low to Stella Dallas
Penrod, Honeybunch, the Bobbsey twins
player piano galloping for hours
a dim, mysterious basement
a dim, mysterious attic
many, many flowers

That was then. Now strangers fill the spaces.
two very vocal dogs
children whose favorite sport is whine
parents whose voices carry
who curse instead of sing
clutter discord noise

Upstairs:
the ghost of Grandma Susie
rocking in the ghost of her upholstered chair
listening to the roar
shakes her opalescent head and sighs
Donít show me any more.
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